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Van Zandt County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Van Zandt County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of USA TX
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1848
Seat Canton
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

859 sq mi (2,225 km²)
849 sq mi (2,199 km²)
10 sq mi (26 km²), 1.26%
 - (2000)
 - Density

57/sq mi (22/km²)

Van Zandt County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas. In 2000, its population was 48,140. Its county seat is Canton6. The county is named for Isaac Van Zandt, a member of the Congress of the Republic of Texas. Van Zandt County is one of 46 prohibition, or entirely dry, counties in the state of Texas.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,226 km² (859 sq mi). 2,198 km² (849 sq mi) of it is land and 28 km² (10 sq mi) of it (1.26%) is water.

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As of the census² of 2000, there were 48,140 people, 18,195 households, and 13,664 families residing in the county. The population density was 22/km² (57/sq mi). There were 20,896 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (25/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 91.96% White, 2.94% Black or African American, 0.62% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.71% from other races, and 1.56% from two or more races. 6.65% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 18,195 households out of which 31.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.60% were married couples living together, 8.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.90% were non-families. 22.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 7.30% from 18 to 24, 25.20% from 25 to 44, 24.90% from 45 to 64, and 17.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,029, and the median income for a family was $41,175. Males had a median income of $31,887 versus $21,344 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,930. About 10.30% of families and 13.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.90% of those under age 18 and 12.10% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 32°34′N 95°50′W / 32.56, -95.84

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